The Charms of Windows 8
Windows 8 Metro will allow the developer to create an App that integrates with Windows 8 and with other Apps in a new immersive way. By implementing a contract that has been defined by Windows 8, the App will be able to respond to other Apps or to Windows 8. This way, the user will be able to seamlessly pass data between Apps and enjoy a consistent behavior of Apps. The user will use these contracts by either using the Apps of by using the Windows 8 toolbar that contains the so-called Charms. In this session we’ll take a look at all the Charms and contracts currently offered by Windows 8. Their features and architecture will be explained and in a demonstration all the Charms will be added to an actual App. After this session you will understand what each Charm is for and how it can be used properly in a Windows 8 Metro App.